CAPE TOWN – Ajax Cape Town coach Roger de Sa will be focusing his attention on his side’s PSL fixture against Polokwane City tonight, unfazed over the impending Mother City derby on Friday.
The Urban Warriors have yet to record their first Premiership win as they are hoping to bounce back after their opening fixture against Baroka F.C. ended in a 1-1 draw to Baroka F.C. before their 2-1 defeat to Orlando Pirates last week despite putting on a stellar showcase.
In their previous encounters, the Urban Warriors have come out on top, winning six of the eight games with one draw and one loss. The Warriors are looking extend their success over Rise and Shine with a ninth win tonight.
Polokwane City’s campaign started with a defeat to Cape Town City last month before drawing 0-0 against Bidvest Wits last week. The side are also seeking their first Premiership win for season, sitting at the bottom of the table with only a point to show from two games, compared to Ajax’s 10th place with the same result – one point from two games.
Ajax’s new signings in Lebohang Mokoena and Mark Mayambela are looking to start for Ajax in tonight’s fixture, while Prince Nxumalo is ready to feature despite his 15 minute appearance during the Pirates game.
According to SuperSport, De Sa has revealed that it’s quite tough playing these fixtures especially with their next fixture, the Mother City derby against Cape Town City.
“For us, these are the games that really matter – these are the games where we should do well and collect the points, but are the ones that are tough to motivate – after Pirates, how do you get the team going again?,” said De Sa.
In tonight’s other PSL fixtures, Orlando Pirates welcome Cape Town City to Soweto and Baroka F.C. hosts Gavin Hunt’s Bidvest Wits to the Peter Mokaba Stadium. Cape Town City are 8th on the table with one victory and a loss from two games while the Buccaneers are top of the table, winning both opening games against Golden Arrows at home and away to Ajax Cape Town.
Newly-promoted side Baroka F.C. sits 12th on the table, just below Ajax while Wits, second on the table, have four point from two games – beating Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 in their opening game and a goalless draw to Polokwane City last week.
Kick-off for all three fixtures is at 7:30pm tonight.